Received On: 20/02/2014
Accepted On: 28/02/2014
Preeti, K. M., Singh, S., Chaudhary, N.
In the last few decades there has been an exponential growth in the field of Herbal medicine. It is getting popularized in developing and developed countries owing to its natural origin and lesser side effects. One such medicinal plant is Ziziphus jujuba Mill, a member of the family Rhamnaceae, commonly known as Bor, grows mostly in Europe, southern and eastern Asia, and Australia, especially the inland region of northern China. Jujuba has a long history of usage as a fruit and remedy. The main biologically active components are vitamin C, phenolics, flavonoids, triterpenic acids, and polysaccharides. It is used traditionally as tonic and aphrodisiac and sometimes as Hypnotic-sedative and Anxiolytic, anticancer (Melanoma cells), Antifungal, Antibacterial, Antiulcer, Anti-inflammatory, Cognitive, Antispastic, Antifertility/contraception, Hypotensive and Antinephritic, Cardiotonic, Antioxidant, Immunostimulant, and Wound healing properties. The aim of this paper is to scrutinize the available literature related to the restorative activity of the ber plant as an herbal medicine on mammalian physiology and to accumulate those scientifically valid data in a nut shell in the form of a mini review.
Ziziphus Jujuba, Pharmacology, Phytochemical Constituents, Herbal Medicine
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Preeti, K. M., Singh, S., & Chaudhary, N.. (2014). Ziziphus Jujuba: A Phytopharmacological Review. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 514-523.